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Account Manager

Job Field: SALE - Sales
Location: Wyandotte, MI, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1805615
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Description
At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world's leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.
We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team?especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Account Manager (1805615) ? Wyandotte, MI or Home Office in the Midwest Market
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking a professional like you to join our team to own critical account management activities to ensure our team achieves current and future target objectives. Our collaborative culture leverages our sales, technical service and marketing teams' experience in the execution of our marketing strategies and translates them into profitable and sustainable business for BASF.
In this role, you will manage a balanced approach in farming existing customers and hunting for new customers, actively seek to improve day-to-day work efficiencies, propose any process improvements to peers and managers, and provide necessary feedback into strategic business decisions impacting your customer accounts and our future business objectives. Additionally, you will be responsible for the execution of the market segment strategies applicable to your customer base.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Leveraging your education in Engineering or Business and professional background in Sales and/or Application/Business Development, you will negotiate pricing, service offerings, non-disclosure agreements and terms to propose and execute contracts with customers to generate the maximum value for BASF. Additionally, you will develop unique value proposition arguments for your customers and manage and implement value pricing efforts, price increases, and problem resolution with customers.
Driving strategic decisions for the business, you will develop and execute regional strategic account plans that meet or exceed set annual objectives and budgets for accounts and effectively manage business relationships with key decision makers and influencers at the accounts.
Your keen ability to be a proven and highly effective problem solver will differentiate you in our business.
Successfully engaging across the organization, you will collaborate with marketing and technical service personnel to develop and commercialize new products and applications.
Demonstrating your experience in Product Management, Sales, Marketing, Technical Service and your capability to identify new and highly profitable applications, you will leverage existing products at current and new accounts.
Your ability to influence others will be a valued asset as you drive relationships between senior leaders and strategic customers and influence and lead regional cross functional teams to accelerate the growth and profitability of your sales region.
Using your strong ability to deal with complex business issues and have organizational awareness, you will manage messaging to internal and external customers.
Relying on your experience in the automotive industry and with polyurethanes and/or plastics, you will share market and customer intelligence with Market Segment Leaders to help challenge and refine market segment strategies and the prioritization of innovation resources.
Your commitment to customer satisfaction will be evident as you take ownership of the customer that engages cross-functional team members when needed to solve complex issues, while representing the voice of the customer with a sense of urgency.
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you?the whole you?in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.
The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you'll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

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